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Insight: Capitol Chat / James Beard Awards / "Listen To Your Mother" / Carolina Chocolate Drops

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Insight: Capitol Chat / James Beard Awards / "Listen To Your Mother" / Carolina Chocolate Drops


Published May 10, 2013


Capitol Chat - Now here's something we haven't heard all that often in California - the state budget may have extra money. Today on Insight, we'll talk with Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler about how much of a surplus the budget might have, where it's coming from and how it might get spent.

James Beard Awards - One represents the best of Sacramento's traditional ways of showcasing food and the other is right at the nexus of all that is new. What does the legendary restaurant Frank Fat's and Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook blogger Hank Shaw have in common? They're both 2013 James Beard Award Winners. We'll talk with Shaw and Lina Fat about their culinary accomplishments.

"Listen To Your Mother" - If anyone is looking for a twist on Mother's Day, we have something for you. We're not saying you should skip the flowers and the cards and the brunch, but on Sunday evening at the Crest Theater, there'll be the one-time-only performance of "Listen to Your Mother," a nationwide event that's in two dozen cities and has local writers, and regular people taking the stage to read their personal stories about all of the shades of motherhood. It is also a benefit for the growing non-profit, 916 Ink, which gets kids ages 6-18 writing and telling their own personal stories.

Carolina Chocolate Drops - The Grammy Award-winning folk group Carolina Chocolate Drops will be performing Friday night at Sacramento's 24th Street Theater. The band joins us in our studio for some live music and conversation. Their show tonight is sold out.

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About our guest host: Rick Kushman is an award-wining journalist and former columnist for The Sacramento Bee, where he covered politics, was the national television critic, and wrote about wine and food and their connection to life in Northern California. He continues to write for regional and national media and his writing has appeared in publications ranging from Time Magazine to Sommelier Journal to Daily Variety.


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